The human race has had a limited view of the sky, and the cosmos beyond. At first we had our own eyesight, then lenses, then telescopes, then non-visual spectrum sensors, and now a few satellite platforms for the same technologies.
As the move to habitation of the Moon and Mars moves forward, what does this mean for our cosmological viewing capabilities?
There is no atmosphere to obscure our telescopic vision from the Moon.
Mars' atmosphere is far less dense than Earth's, so that's also less-occluded view of the sky from Mars.
So, considering that some of our most interesting observations have been made by ganging up several terrestrial telescopes and using them in unison, what further capabilities might we gain from having permanent viewing platforms on Earth, the Moon, and Mars?
Are the orbital mechanics too difficult? While it is possible to calculate the correct viewing time/location on both Earth and Mars, would the window of opportunity simply be too small to view a single point in the sky from both vantage points simultaneously?
Do we leverage more asynchronous viewing, like they did recently with the black hole photos? (Have all three viewing platforms take images of Location X, then composite the images together later?)
It seems like this "tripod for cosmic imaging" idea would allow us "better" views of the galaxy... but I'm not smart enough to work out what "better" means, or what additional capabilities might be opened up when we have viewing platforms on multiple planetary bodies.
Anyone wanna try and think this through with me?